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Monday, May 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Tech Crisis No One is Talking About

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Detroit’s tech industry is booming, but what about the crisis no one is talking about?  There will be 1 million unfilled computer programming positions by 2020, and according to the Department of Labor less than 10% of software engineers are African-American. These speakers will highlight the overarching need for developers, companies’ dire need to diversify to remain competitive and what Detroit is doing to help fill those gaps. 

Detroiters will get a behind-the-scenes perspective on what organizations and the city are doing to counter this challenge, helping them remain competitive and get ahead of the curve. With new programs being established throughout the city, Detroit entrepreneurs need to know more about the opportunities at the fingertips and an understanding of how to leverage them. 

Damien Rocchi (Grand Circus), Javier Evelyn (Alerje, CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence), Chioke Mose-Telesford (City of Detroit)

Speakers
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Javier Evelyn

Founder and CEO, Alerje
I'm the Founder and CEO of an early stage medtech startup called Alerje. We're developing an epinephrine auto-injector sized to fit into a smartphone case. When used during food allergy emergencies, an integrated mobile app alerts location info to 911 dispatchers. In addition, I currently serve as the 2017 CODE2040 Entrepreneur In Residence for Grand Circus. In concert with the aforementioned efforts, I co-run a program called How... Read More →

Program Partner
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Grand Circus

Learn to code at Grand Circus and kickstart your tech career.
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Code2040

Code2040 creates pathways to success for Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.

Monday May 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp - 3rd Floor Commandery Parlor | Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI 48201